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Using the Ice Mode feature in the AquaCalc 5000 Advanced

The AquaCalc 5000 with the Advanced (H) firmware has an Ice Mode that helps when performing measurements in streams having a layer of ice on the water. This mode allows you to enter the ice draft in feet or tenths of a foot, and the total depth of the water.

The ice draft is the distance from the bottom of the ice to the surface of the water. The AquaCalc will subtract the ice draft from the total water depth when calculating the discharge.

Important Note

Two errors relating to the Ice Mode have been made in programming the AquaCalc:

Both problems will be fixed in future firmware releases.

Setting up a Transect to perform ice measurements

Making a measurement using the Ice Mode

When entering the Depth using the Ice Mode, you will be prompted to enter the Ice Draft (Thickness) after entering the total water depth. The ice draft is the distance from the bottom of the ice to the surface of the water. You must press the +/- key when prompted, in order to enter the ice draft. The AquaCalc will subtract the ice draft from the total water depth when calculating the discharge.

If you are using the Auto Carry /Auto Observe mode, the Ice Draft will be carried over to the next station/observation in the same vertical / distance. When you change the Distance, you will need to enter a new Ice Draft. In the manual mode you must enter the ice draft each time you enter a depth.

Reviewing the Ice Thickness

Using the Ice Mode

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